when is the right time to replace your roof?
To decide if a new roof installation is needed, you will want to look for internal and external signs. There are many clues that your roof is in need of replacing. Some are obvious, but others are less so.
When to Replace a Roof?
- Visibly sagging roof
- Loose, curled, cracked, or missing shingles
- Missing or damaged flashing, gutter guards, or fascia
- Moss or dark streaks on the roof
- Outside light visible inside the attic, watermarks, stains, or streaks in the attic or upstairs rooms
- High cooling or heating bills
- Your current asphalt roof is about 20 years old
roof replacement can increase your home's value
You may think that a roof replacement or new roof installation sounds like a painstaking process, but for The Roof Doctors, we provide worry-free services by working quickly and efficiently. We take the following steps to give you the highest quality roof replacement.
1. Protect the home and yard
2. Remove old shingles
3. Make repairs to the roof deck and structure
4. Apply new shingles
5. Install flashing, gutters, etc. as necessary
6. Final inspection and thorough clean up
We understand that replacing your roof can cause disruptions to your routine and home life. We finish most projects in 1-2 days and clean up conscientiously leaving behind a new roof and a satisfied customer.
Repair, Re-roof, or Replace?
If your roof is showing some signs of damage or wear-and-tear, it is important to choose an appropriate, cost-effective solution.
Repair: A simple repair replaces only a small section of shingles. This is appropriate if the damage is affecting 25% or less of your roof and it is not nearing the extent of its warranty.
Re-roofing: Re-roofing is placing new shingles over top of the old ones. This is an option for those with minor issues. Re-roofing doesn’t allow for an inspection of the roof structure, and you may be only putting a band-aid on underlying issues.
If your roof is 20 years old or more, it is best that you replace the roof so that you can examine the concealed structure and get the most reliable, longest-lasting replacement.
Replacing: This consists of removing and replacing all the shingles on the roof, but this is better, and sometimes necessary, when the issues are structural and not just aesthetic. A roof replacement will give you peace of mind knowing that your home and family are protected by a secure, durable, and long-lasting new roof.
The best thing you can do is schedule an inspection and request a quote. The Roof Doctors can help you decide what solution is best for your home and budget.
Choose The Roof Doctors for Your Roof Replacement
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The Roof Doctors are a local, reliable, affordable family-owned business. We have been providing roofing services throughout southern and central Maine for over 20 years. Our high-quality materials, expert craftsmanship, and considerate customer service have earned us an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and over 180 positive Google reviews.
We “Get Your Roof Done Right” at The Roof Doctors and guarantee our work for 15 years on top of the manufacturer’s warranty. You can rest assured that you are getting a durable, long-lasting roof when you choose The Roof Doctors.
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